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Edmonson County, Kentucky Facts

When was Edmonson County, KY Created?
Edmonson County was created on January 12, 1825 from Grayson County, Hart County and Warren County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Edmonson (1764–1813), military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown.

What is the County Seat of Edmonson County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Brownsville additionally, the county government website is www.edmonsoncounty.ky.gov

What counties are adjacent to Edmonson County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Grayson County (north), Hart County (east), Barren County (southeast), Warren County (southwest), Butler County (west).

What cities and towns are in Edmonson County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Brownsville, RockyHill.


Edmonson County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Edmonson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Edmonson County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Edmonson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives contains birth and death records for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport, which introduced records laws before 1911. The Archives also offers birth and death records before to 1911 and 1911-1957 death records for the entire state.


Edmonson County, KY Census Records

What Edmonson County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Edmonson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Edmonson Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Edmonson Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Edmonson Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Edmonson Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kentucky Census Records Research Guide


Edmonson County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Edmonson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Edmonson County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Edmonson County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide

  • Edmonson County Clerk has three main responsibilities. One is the recording of Land records (the most common documents recorded are deeds, mortgage releases, entries, warrants, surveys, mortgages, assignments, and indexes), Probate records (may include such documents as wills, estates, letters of administration, administrators, executors, probate journals, probate packets, inventories, settlements, sales, accounts, guardianship, orphans, insolvent estates, bastardy, apprentices, insanity and adoptions) and Marriage Liscenses
    • Address: 108 N Main St., Brownsville, KY, 42210
    • Phone: (270) 597-2624
    • Marriage Records: 1843 
    • Land Records: 1825
    • Probate Records: 1824
  • Edmonson County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Edmonson County Courthouse, 110 Cross Main St., P.O. Box 739, Brownsville, KY 42210-0739
    • Phone: (270) 597-2584
    • Court Records: 1824
  • Edmonson County Tax Information and Contacts. Some early tax schedules list watercourse, value and acreage of real estate, men over age twenty-one, young men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, slaves, and horses.
  • Edmonson County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Edmonson County USGenWeb Archives Project

Edmonson County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Edmonson County, KY?
A list of Edmonson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Edmonson County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Edmonson County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Edmonson County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

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